The Marker F10 is Marker's lightest touring binding model. With a weight of 1908g (size small, plus brake) and a DIN range of 3 - 10, the F10 suits recreational skiers and tourers.
The F10, like all Marker touring bindings, has an external frame between toe and heel and requires the boot to be removed when changing from uphill to downhill or vice versa. This is a good security feature but also means you can't quickly change modes on rolling terrain. The F10 is for people who tour frequently and to whom weight matters but do not want to move over to pin bindings or lose full automatic step in.
The F10 has a 2 position heel lifter which raises the heel either 60mm or 90mm compared to the toe.
The Marker F10 is a good binding for recreational skiers who want one binding to do it all and do not want pin bindings.
Marker F10 Features
- Great downhill performance.
- Low weight & easy step in design.
- Secure Downhill design.
- 3 position Heel lift. (no lift, medium and high)
- Compatible with both alpine boots and touring boots.
- Especially for wide skis, minimum width 76mm.
- Weight w/o brake:
- 1908g(small), 1938g (large)
- Stack Height:
- DIN Range:
Check the table below to determine which size binding fits your ski boot size. When you add the bindings to your basket the next page will ask what size brake you want. It is best to use the narrowest brake which fits your ski waist. Eg if your ski is 88mm wide then pick the 90mm brake. Marker brakes are available in the following widths: 85mm, 90mm, 110mm and 130mm.
|F10 Size||Boot Sole Length|
|Small||265 - 325mm|
|Large||305 - 370mm|
Customer Reviews of Marker F10
The lightest of the Marker alpine style 'hike and ride' touring binding weighs noticeably less than the similar offerings such as the Salomon Guardian or Atomic Tracker, and is also lighter than either of the Diamir models.Yet it feels very sturdy and places the bottom of the boot right next to the top of the ski, rather than having the rail and gap arrangement of the Diamir type of binding. I prefer this for downhill skiing performance as small movements of the foot inside the boot are more immediately transferred to the ski.I bought some Marker F10s to use with a pair of fat (102 cm underfoot) powder skis which I will wish to use for occasional relatively short skins, but will mainly hope to enjoy for downhill performance on powder days. The downside of the Marker design is that the bindings cannot be switched from downhill mode to touring mode without taking skis out of the bindings as the switch is a pull ring located under the arch of the foot which causes the binding to slide back into walk mode. This could be annoying for longer tours and the pull ring/slide mechanism may have a tendency to ice up (something I have also noticed when switching Guardian bindings into and out of touring mode). But overall it appears to be a good, well made, binding for someone who wants an alpine style rather than a dynafit touring binding and is looking for the lightest weight option.